Viagra could boost blood flow to the uterus and fetus in the pregnant ewes. A group of scientists from Texas A&M's AgriLife Research undertook a study which shows that it could be beneficial in inducing the growth of the fetus in expectant sheep.
The clinical research clearly showed that Viagra could boost blood flow to the uterus and fetus in the pregnant ewes and thus increase the supply of the essential amino acids, which are necessary for healthy fetal growth as well as a whole list of other important nutrients. If further clinical testing shows that the Viagra could really have a significant impact on birth weight, the potential commercial impact could be huge for farmers with animals who suffer from low birth-weight animal offspring.
Taking it one step further Viagra could then be used to help women who are likely to produce low birth-weight children or those expectant mothers who could give birth to premature babies. The studies are still at an early stage but the research team was positive about the results and believes that there are significant benefits to be had. Both children and animals born prematurely have lower rates of survival and suffer from higher rates of disease in adulthood.
Reprinted in part from UKmedix Health News